The hallmark of the Mississippi College education has been small class sizes, which afford faculty members the chance to truly know their students and to engage them actively in the learning process. While the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic will present challenges to faculty and students, MC is committed to teaching the majority of our fall classes face-to-face.
We will also incorporate technological tools that will protect our community’s health and help MC comply with COVID-19 regulations. Some classes, for instance, might incorporate a remote livestream component to accommodate large enrollments. Other courses might find students accessing course content asynchronously, but meeting as smaller cohort groups to participate in active learning exercises in the classroom.
All face-to-face courses will also be accessible to any students who might be temporarily quarantined or any students who must switch to remote learning in order to complete the course.
The MC faculty will also develop contingency plans to be implemented in the event that the university must suspend on-campus operations because of the pandemic.
Faculty can consult the library of online teaching resources on the Faculty Moodle page, including best practices for hybrid-flex and blended learning pedagogies. Additional development resources will be provided before the opening of the fall semester, as well as throughout the semester.